Fashion Fabulous visits 450 restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels in London and picks the top 130 for reviews in our chapter on places where fashionistas go. We were pleased when we dropped into Heist Bank Paddington, a cool independent newly opened pizza restaurant and bar with cocktails and craft beers in a terrific décor venue that we couldn’t wait to share our news with you! A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites.

Heist Bank | 5 North Wharf, Paddington, London W2 1LA | t: 0207 723 8080 |  Mon-Thur 8am-11:30pm, Fri- Sat 8am-12pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm | Nearest tube Paddington LU, 5 min walk | http://www.heistbank.com/

Pizzas, International Cuisine, Cocktails and Craft beers

Heist Bank impresses as a great casual drink and dining joint that won’t rob your beloved credit card blind! The pizzas alone are worth beating a path through the concrete jungle of the modern Paddington Basin business area. Décor-wise it’s big with a Hackney/Shoreditch raw stripped out urban look decked out with contemporary art on the walls, a pool table area and karaoke room downstairs!

Starter of Olive and Cheese Curd Donuts were yummy and imparted a quite satisfying olivey-flavour whilst we looked through the short menu consisting of eight small/starter plates at about £5, nine wood-fired pizzas at £9-£11, five large plates that included steak, lamb, pork loin, chicken and rainbow trout around £16.


We applied the rule that if there’s more pizzas than anything else on the menu, then that what’s you order. The Three Mushroom Pizza arrives with burnt butter sauce and tarragon and is enjoyable as was the Smoked Sausage and Smoked mozzarella, cabbage, chilli version.


We could see from the open kitchen that all the ingredients were very fresh.


Cocktails will set you back around £10. We particularly liked the  “Dark and Stormy” rum-based cocktail that had a great flavour (featured above). Craft beers here are very popular and the wine list is very reasonably priced  .


We loved this Smashed Peas, Goats cheese and mint with courgettes pizza too! Fashion-wise, Heist Bank get after-work crowd from down the road Marks & Spencer’s head office, Reiss, Zara and Topshop dressed nurses and medical staff from nearby St Mary’s Hospital, and jeans and T-shirted folk from the nearby boat moorings at Paddington Basin.

Whether you work, shop or find yourself in the Paddington, Edgware Road, Bayswater areas Heist Bank is well worth dropping by for a great time!

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